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Vilshofen/Budapest
7-night Christmas Markets on the Danube Cruise
December 18, 2020
AmaWaterways: AmaSonata
Vilshofen/Budapest
Vacation Offer ID 1334049
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Cruise Inclusions

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-Fridge, Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck whirlpool and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

Available Add-Ons

Optional roundtrip airfare from your city
Optional shore excursions

7-night Christmas Markets on the Danube Cruise
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Vilshofen

Vilshofen 12/18/2020

Embark your cruise in Vilshofen. This evening meet your fellow passengers onboard. (D),
12/18/2020 12/18/2020
Vilshofen

Vilshofen 12/19/2020

Explore Vilshofen's beautiful old town before cruising to Passau, known as the "City of Three Rivers". Join a walking tour or if you prefer to be more active, hike high into the hills for a visit to the "Veste Oberhaus", Passau's castle hill. (B,L,D),
12/19/2020 12/19/2020
Passau

Passau 12/19/2020

Explore Vilshofen's beautiful old town before cruising to Passau, known as the "City of Three Rivers". Join a walking tour or if you prefer to be more active, hike high into the hills for a visit to the "Veste Oberhaus", Passau's castle hill. (B,L,D),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Passau River Cruise Shore Excursion
Itinerary Highlights:
  • Walking tour of the historic city center
  • Cultural Highlights
  • Visit to the oldest chocolate shop
  • Insider Shopping opportunities

Destinations Visited: Passau Germany
Tour Duration: 2 hours
Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon
Wheel Chair Access: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Included:
  • Passau Cultural Expert

Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Admissions
  • Gratuities
12/19/2020 12/19/2020
Linz

Linz 12/20/2020

The ship arrives in Linz where you'll have several choices of excursions. Opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg where you'll tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenzplatz, and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the famed Basilica of St. Michael and site of the wedding scene in "The Sound of Music". Alternatively, you can join a morning walking tour through Linz's old city center and by the Mozart House; or go on a guided bike tour along the city's famed "Culture Mile" and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more options of excursions. Choose a half-day in Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the beautiful Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Ceský Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D),
12/20/2020 12/20/2020
Weissenkirchen

Weissenkirchen 12/21/2020

Cruise to Weißenkirchen, gateway to Dürnstein located in the heart of the Wachau Valley. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, Dürnstein's famed church tower, and then visit Melk's magnificent Benedictine abbey. For the more active adventurer, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you'll enjoy the regions finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown world-renowned Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in Weißenkirchen. (B,L,D),
12/21/2020 12/21/2020
Durnstein

Durnstein 12/21/2020

Cruise to Weißenkirchen, gateway to Dürnstein located in the heart of the Wachau Valley. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, Dürnstein's famed church tower, and then visit Melk's magnificent Benedictine abbey. For the more active adventurer, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you'll enjoy the regions finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown world-renowned Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in Weißenkirchen. (B,L,D),
12/21/2020 12/21/2020
Melk

Melk 12/21/2020

Cruise to Weißenkirchen, gateway to Dürnstein located in the heart of the Wachau Valley. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, Dürnstein's famed church tower, and then visit Melk's magnificent Benedictine abbey. For the more active adventurer, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you'll enjoy the regions finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown world-renowned Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in Weißenkirchen. (B,L,D),
12/21/2020 12/21/2020
Vienna

Vienna 12/22/2020

The "City of Waltzes" offers a treasure trove of gems and you have three ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna's historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active exploration of the area, take a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, you can enjoy leisure time or pedal your way to Klosterneuburg Monastery on a guided cycling tour. (B,L,D),
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Bratislava

Bratislava 12/23/2020

Host to the crowning ceremonies of 19 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title "Coronation City of Kings" as you'll discover during your walking tour. Or join a culinary host to sample traditional Slovakian specialties, as well as learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli with an opportunity to taste your own creation. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D),
12/23/2020 12/23/2020
Budapest

Budapest 12/24/2020

Experience Budapest in one of two ways: on a city tour or a hike. Your city tour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall brimming with vendors selling everything from food to souvenirs. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the river. As an alternative choice, hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. Spend your last evening onboard cruising around the famed Parliament Building as the city turns on all her dazzling lights. (B,L,D),
12/24/2020 12/24/2020
Budapest

Budapest 12/25/2020

Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home. (B),
12/25/2020 12/25/2020
AmaWaterways: AmaSonata
The AmaSonata features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 300 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a swim-up bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room Internet and entertainment on demand; and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours.
Features and Amenities
  • Twin Balconies: Enjoy panoramic views and plenty of fresh air in the lavish twin-balcony staterooms that feature both a French balcony and an outside balcony.
  • Public Spaces: With fewer passengers on board, guests can enjoy the luxury of space. Public areas, like lounges and restaurants, are never overcrowded.
  • Fine Dining: Savor exquisite cuisine at a variety of dining venues, like the Main Restaurant or The Chef's Table. You can also order delicious tapas between meals in the Main Lounge.
  • Entertainment: Whether it's traditional Bavarian music, a local quartet, or modern piano favorites, there is an eclectic schedule of entertainment onboard.
  • Sun Deck and Pool: Soak up some rays or take a refreshing dip in the swim-up bar as you pass by centuries-old castles, charming villages, and other breathtaking scenery.
  • Massage Services: After a marvelous day of immersive shore excursions, return to the ship and treat yourself to a bit of pampering with a soothing massage.
  • Hair Salon: Whether you'd like to dress up for the captain's special dinner or a night on the town, you can complete your look by getting your hair styled in the salon.
  • Fitness Room: Are you looking for a way to stay fit on vacation? Hit the treadmill or lift some weights while cruising from one destination to the next.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2014
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
2014
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Switzerland
Tonnage (GRT)
2,650
Guests (Lowers)
162
Total Guests
162
Passenger Decks
3
Number of Crew
51
Officers' Nationality
International
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
81
Suites
3
Balconies
61
Ocean/River View
16
Interior
Accessible
1
Gratuities:

Gratuities to the Cruise Manager and ship crew are not included in the vacation price, and are to be given at guests' discretion.

Dining and Cuisine:

AmaSonata offers an array of dining options for your culinary enjoyment. Enjoy Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary creations in the main dining room or in the Chef's Table restaurant with its own private chef. On select days, guests can enjoy a lunch outdoors on the Sun Deck.

Small Group Excursions:

Set your own pace on shore excursions. Enjoy the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you’re treated with personalized attention, on land as well as on the river. Complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class land tour in every destination. AmaWaterways hires the top local guides in every location. You won't find more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you’re visiting. AmaWaterways offers a “Gentle Walkers” group, for those who’d like to explore at a more leisurely pace. Wherever possible, they offer an “Active Walkers” group, for those interested in covering more ground, and a “Late Starter” group for those who prefer to sleep in.

Public Areas:

  • Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and retractable roof
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano, and dance floor
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Heated pool with swim-up bar and whirlpool
  • Gift Shop and Fireside Library
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage and Hair Salon
  • Bicycles onboard
  • Walking track
  • Glass Elevator (reaches Main Restaurant, Lobby/Main Lounge, and staterooms on Violin and Cello Deck)

Onboard Entertainment:

After dinner, guests are invited to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. You are sure to be enthralled as different performers come on board each night. It's the perfect complement to your daily discoveries.

Complimentary Bicycles and Bike Tours:

AmaSonata carries more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets that are free for guests to use. The bicycles give you the freedom to venture out and explore the riverside bikeways. Or, meander through quaint cobblestone streets. The bikes are set up and ready for use as soon as the ship docks.

Impeccable Service:

With AmaWaterways you’ll enjoy the finest onboard service of any river cruise line. Passengers consistently rate AmaWaterways' personalized, professional, and friendly service as a highlight of their cruise. At AmaWaterways, customer service is their top priority.

Complimentary Internet and Entertainment On-Demand:

AmaWaterways is proud to offer the industry’s most comprehensive information and entertainment experience, known as “Infotainment.” Stay connected with friends and family back home, thanks to the computer provided in your stateroom and high-speed Internet access plus Wi-Fi. The exclusive movies-on-demand system offers Hollywood’s current releases, a selection of classic films, or informative and entertaining travel videos chosen to coincide with your itinerary. You’ll also enjoy a variety of English-language news, sports, and satellite TV stations, as well as a large selection of music channels. It’s all available on your flat-panel TV, and it’s completely complimentary.

Massage and Beauty Salon:

As you sail through Europe’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? There are expert hair stylists, massage and beauty therapists at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a well equipped Fitness Center, the Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with AmaWaterways.

Every feature in an AmaWaterways stateroom was thoughtfully conceived with guests' comfort in mind. Staterooms and suites give you the space to sit back and relax in between meals and exploration. Artfully crafted to a first-class standard, each room is equipped with innovative designs, plush bedding, multi-jet showerheads, and many other special touches that make you feel like you're getting the royal treatment.

Your stateroom was designed to ensure that you travel in luxury from one stunning destination to the next. Set the climate control to your preference and slip into a terrycloth bathrobe as you unwind. Turn on the Entertainment on Demand system and put on a newly-released movie. Switch your flat-screen monitor into computer mode and hop on the internet to post your adventures on social media. Your spacious stateroom is yours to relax in and enjoy as you see fit.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of January 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Suite

Suite with Twin Balcony (Suite) 6,198
Suite with Twin Balcony
  • Category: Suite
  • Violin Deck
  • Square Feet: 300
  • French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair

Balcony

River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (AA+) 5,498
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony
  • Category: AA+
  • Violin Deck
  • Square Feet: 290
French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 290 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (AA) 4,898
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony
  • Category: AA
  • Violin Deck
  • Square Feet: 235
French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (AB) 4,698
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony
  • Category: AB
  • Cello Deck
  • Square Feet: 235
French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (BA) 4,498
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony
  • Category: BA
  • Violin Deck
  • Square Feet: 210
French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (BB) 4,298
River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony
  • Category: BB
  • Cello Deck
  • Square Feet: 210
French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone

French Balcony

River View Stateroom with French Balcony (C) 3,798
River View  Stateroom with French Balcony
  • Category: C
  • Violin Deck
  • Cello Deck
  • Square Feet: 170
French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone

Oceanview

River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows (D) 3,098
River View  Stateroom with Fixed Windows
  • Category: D
  • Piano Deck
  • Square Feet: 160
Fixed Windows, 160 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows (E) 2,799
River View  Stateroom with Fixed Windows
  • Category: E
  • Piano Deck
  • Square Feet: 160
Fixed Windows, 160 sq. ft.
  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
Rates are cruise only or cruise/land (where applicable), per person, based on double occupancy. Port charges of $189 are additional for all guests.

Rates are cruise or cruise/land only, per person, based on double occupancy. Port charges are additional. No additional government fees/ taxes or fuel surcharge. No fees for the rate of exchange US$-EUR.

The fares listed reflect the "Save $500 Per person" promotion

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Sun Deck
Violin Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Suite with Twin Balcony (Suite)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (AA)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (BA)
  • River View Stateroom with French Balcony (C)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (AA+)
Cello Deck

Stateroom Key

  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (AB)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (BB)
  • River View Stateroom with French Balcony (C)
Piano Deck

Stateroom Key

  • River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows (D)
  • River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows (E)
Linda Rigg
Linda Rigg | Travel Consultant
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